Many 9/11 recovery workers on LI angered over legislation to take back aid

Many September 11th first responders and recovery workers from Long Island are angry over legislation to take back aid.

The recovery workers spent countless hours digging through debris and twisted steel at Ground Zero. Some of those workers found themselves sick as a result. Part of President Bush?s $21.4 billion recovery package was supposed to be workers? compensation aid for recovery workers, responders and victims? families. But, approximately six weeks ago, Congress passed legislation to take back the $125 million in aid, claiming it wasn?t used fast enough.

Representative Steve Israel (D-Huntington) says he is embarrassed that Long Islanders have to travel to Washington, D.C. to beg for funding they are entitled to. Congress has agreed to revisit the legislation. However, no date for a conference has been set.

Related Links: 9/11 Commission Report Compensating the Victims of 9/11 Report

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